Mobility and Payroll Services


Mobility and Payroll

Support for your mobile workforce

Your workforce is increasingly mobile and complex—and remote work, contingent workforce, and temporary assignments only add to the complexity. When an employee crosses a domestic or international border to work, their movement can trigger workforce talent, payroll, and tax ramifications. Deloitte helps clients understand the strategic and operational implications of a mobile workforce, including compliance obligations, digital solutions, policy writing, cost projections, and application processing, to provide guidance and address the needs of both the talent department and mobile employees.

We work with organizations of varying sizes and across industries—from businesses with a handful of mobile employees to those with thousands of employees on the move. We are here to help global organizations provide guidance to their employees on short- and long-term cross-border assignments, business travelers, remote workers, permanent transfers, contingent workforce, and other members of a mobile workforce.

Services to support a mobile workforce

Workforce talent, tax, and payroll specialists when and where you need them

Managing a mobile workforce for a global business means getting the desired people into the desired roles in the desired places—and doing it in ways that are cost-effective, comply with multiple laws and regulations, and remain sensitive to the employee’s circumstances. Our integrated approach for bringing these services to our clients provides for a critical broad-based service delivery model.

Deloitte’s workforce talent, tax, and payroll specialists can help with both strategic planning and operational execution, including identifying outsourcing models, compliant reporting, and technology and digital solutions that can streamline processes and improve outcomes.

Mobility Tax and Compensation

A flexible, mobile workforce gives businesses additional flexibility to assign the desired resources to the desired locations supporting project requirements, facilitating business growth, and adding inherent value. A wide range of temporary, permanent, mobile, and remote employee arrangements are common in today’s business models, with each requiring different levels of guidance. Such flexibility can also increase compliance risk and make tax obligations more complex, with businesses and mobile employees often required to fulfill tax compliance requirements in multiple jurisdictions.

Deloitte’s mobility tax specialists draw on extensive knowledge of tax regulations across jurisdictions to help clients address these complex situations. Our experienced tax professionals can help you align strategy, policy, and operations to address the talent and tax implications of a mobile workforce. Our mobility tax services include:

  • Preparation of individual tax returns for domestic and mobile employees
  • Hypothetical tax calculations
  • Tax equalizations
  • Net pay calculations
  • Income and social tax planning
  • Remote and contingent worker compliance and consulting
  • Business traveler compliance, analytics, and consulting
  • Tax concierge services

Global payroll operations for a mobile workforce have become increasingly complex, while tax authorities around the world seek to have more stringent enforcement of wage and tax reporting requirements. Deloitte helps clients address the challenges of regulatory compliance, operational efficiency, and financial transparency by providing broad-based, end-to-end global compensation and payroll advisory assistance through our advisory and annuity services. Our mobility compensation specialists assist to provide the necessary level of compliance by helping you address your employer, tax, and social security payroll obligations.

Talent and Payroll Process Advisory

For organizations with a mobile workforce, talent and payroll services can be both complex and time-consuming. In addition to the administrative burden, they should consider managing employee-related risks and protecting sensitive personal information—all while striving to align talent practices and policies within a company’s strategic vision.

Deloitte’s talent and payroll professionals help businesses improve efficiency and align resources with larger goals. We can analyze existing processes, then recommend cost-efficient, compliant alternatives, often supported by innovative technology.

We offer an array of flexible operational services, including payroll compensation taxability review, payroll system guidance, mobility compensation services, benefits advisory services, and workforce talent guidance. Our assistance can be provided at varying levels—from short-term or ad hoc assistance to outsourced and co-sourced talent or HR services.

Get in touch

Kate Forsyth

Kate Forsyth

Global Employer Services National Marketplace Leader

Kate has more than 25 years of experience in global mobility tax, administration, and talent services. She assists multinational corporations in establishing and managing their global expatriate/trans... More

Doyoung Yong

Doyoung Yong

Partner | Deloitte Tax LLP

Doyoung Yong is currently a partner in the Global Employer Services (GES) practice in Tax. She works with companies with globally mobile employees supporting tax, compensation, rewards, and workforce ... More

Laura Edell

Laura Edell

Tax Principal, National Tax Well-being Leader

Laura helps global organizations design and implement innovative approaches to effectively address their mobility and talent strategy and objectives, while also enhancing employee experience, cross-fu... More

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